Birding round Durham & Sunderland 2012

Birdwatching in & around Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland, County Durham.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Kumliens / Water Pipit

The more keen eyed of the 3 of you who actually read this rubbish may have noticed the "Iceland Gull" with marked primaries on the previous blog entry....

Well, a clever man sent word to a cleverer man who can conjure up all maner of rare sea-gulls and word is back from him that it is good for a Kumliens Gull, so there you go, thats good enough for me.

PS: it was back on Joes Pond again yesterday mid morning, same time as Sunday.....

Meanwhile back in the land of real birds ( ie non sea-gulls ), one of our most sharp-eyed ( and sharp witted ) local birdwatchers came up trumps again this morning with another new species for the Rainton List.

 Water Pipit a superb addition to the Rainton List found by DCJ.

Many thanks to Gaz C for his immediate confirmation ;-)

 ( Chilton Moor next door has had one already per MH )

Yesterday was a quiet one for me, but singing Chiifchaff & a view of the Cathederal from 50' up made for a pleasant distraction from all these local patch yearticks.....

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